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William Osser "Bill" Cook
Birth: Oct. 9, 1896
Death: May 5, 1986

Professional Hockey Player. A native of Brantford, Ontario, he was the brother of hockey player Frederick Joseph 'Bun' Cook. At 5'10, and 172lbs, Cook played the position of Right Wing for the Kingston Frontenacs from 1913 to 1915, and 1919 to 1920 (OHA-Jr., OHA-Sr.), Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 1920 to 1922 (OHA-Sr., NOHA, NMHL), Saskatoon Sheiks from 1922 to 1923 (WCHL), Saskatoon Crescents from 1923 to 1926 (WCHL, WHL), New York Rangers from 1926 to 1937 (NHL), and the Cleveland Barons from 1937 to 1938 (IAHL). Also a coach he was Head Coach of the Cleveland Barons from 1937 to 1943 (AHL, IAHL), Minneapolis Millers from 1947 to 1948 (USHL), Saskatoon Quakers from (PCHL), and the New York Rangers from 1952 to 1953 (NHL). Among Cook's honours is winning the Art Ross Trophy in 1927 and 1933, being named First All-Star Team Right Wing in 1931, 1932, and 1933, and being named Second All-Team Right Wing in 1934. A veteran of World War I, he was also a member of the famous 'Bread Line' that included his brother Frederick, Woody Dumart, and Frank Boucher. Known also as 'The Original Ranger', Cook retired from hockey completeley in 1953. He returned to Kingston, Ontario, where he grew up. On January 10, 1986, Cook made a special appearance at the Madison Square Garden in New York, where the New York Rangers presented him with their alumni association award. On April 6, 1986, Cook passed away in Kingston, Ontario, and was buried there in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. His brother Frederick died two years later and was buried beside him. Bill Cook was inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1952 as a player. (bio by: K) 
 
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Saint Marys Roman Catholic Cemetery
Kingston
Frontenac County
Ontario, Canada
 
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